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HSW3399 Professional Placement B

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: HSW2299

Overview

This course offers students the opportunity to undertake fieldwork placement within the human services sector. Building on the knowledge acquired in the program and the previous placement course, this course focusses on integrating theory with practice through further development and refinement of skills such as client services, critical analysis and evaluation.

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

The course provides opportunities for students to refine and apply professional attributes and skills in areas such as case work, client and stakeholder communication, analytical thinking, teamwork and organisational management. The field experience and assessment will also enable implementation of theoretical frameworks and techniques available to human service practitioners.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are not to commence work in the host organisation without authorisation from the assigned USQ staff member. The USQ staff member will need to approve the suitability of the host organisation, the work plan, and the supervisor, prior to starting the placement. Failure to receive prior approval before commencing will be working outside the parameters of the course and will not be recognised or supported by USQ or its insurance coverage. Additional information about professional placements can be found on the Bachelor of Human Services Studydesk site, located on the main Studydesk page for Human Services students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 24 May 2022